As a PhD student of Chemical Engineering at Penn State University, I joined Prof. Logan research group in fall 2014, working on a new type of battery, called “Thermally Regenerative Batteries (TRB)”. Below, please find some pictures of my research atmosphere.
This is a simple “cube” type TRB reactor, consisting of blocks of polycarbonate drilled to have a 3cm diameter chamber. The two chambers are separated by an anion exchange membrane. The copper electrodes are inserted through one of the stoppers used to seal the reactor (two holes are used to drain and re-fill the reactor).